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Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a sepa

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [parted-devel] HFS and FAT FS-resizing returning soon (but to a separate library)
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:56:37 +0100

Phillip Susi wrote:
> On 12/19/2011 7:16 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> FYI, I've begun the process of restoring the FAT and HFS
>> file system resizing capability to the parted package.
>> Those capabilities will reappear, but not in libparted proper.
>> They will be provided by a separate library that will be
>> useful only in conjunction with libparted.
>> I expect to use most of what was in libparted/fs/hfs/ and
>> libparted/fs/fat/, along with a few functions from libparted/filesys.c.
> Does this mean that parted will be able to resize ext4 as well, by
> invoking resize2fs?  In other words, parted can manipulate
> filesystems, we just don't want the crufty fs code in libparted?

Sorry, but no.  I expect to provide the absolute minimum library
interface required to resize only FAT and HFS file systems.

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